Old 09-11-2020, 03:24 AM   #1
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Default Below (A creepy little acoustic fingerpicking song)

I'm quite happy with how it turned out. Any comments welcome and appreciated.
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Old 09-11-2020, 03:59 AM   #2
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You should be happy with that. Very moving in that creepy sort of way.
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Old 09-11-2020, 04:48 AM   #3
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You should be happy with that. Very moving in that creepy sort of way.
Thank you. I checked out your song and left a little comment.
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Old 09-13-2020, 08:16 PM   #4
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This is a good recording and an interesting song well sung. It is an odd little thing, the type of song where you don't know how to feel about it at first, and then it "grows on you". I really like the sound of the guitar. Can you describe how you recorded it? What is playing the bass line? It blends beauitifully.

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Old 09-14-2020, 07:25 AM   #5
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This is a good recording and an interesting song well sung. It is an odd little thing, the type of song where you don't know how to feel about it at first, and then it "grows on you". I really like the sound of the guitar. Can you describe how you recorded it? What is playing the bass line? It blends beauitifully.

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Thank you.

The acoustic guitar is double tracked. I used a condenser microphone quite far away from the guitar, but my room is pretty dead because of all the acoustic foam. Although I added plenty of reverb later.

The bass is a real bass guitar, but not put through any amp sim at all. Only a little bit of eq. The strings are old and I played each note softly with my thumb. Just luck that it blended so well.
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Old 09-14-2020, 10:27 AM   #6
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This is really good. The guitar is well performed and recorded.
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Old 09-14-2020, 10:47 AM   #7
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This is really good. The guitar is well performed and recorded.
Thank you.
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Old 09-15-2020, 04:43 PM   #8
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Creative song. Interesting, engaging lyrics, and blossoms well with the flute-like (synth?) in the last couple of verses.
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Old 09-16-2020, 12:09 AM   #9
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Creative song. Interesting, engaging lyrics, and blossoms well with the flute-like (synth?) in the last couple of verses.
Thank you. The flute like bit is just an electric guitar.
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Old 09-16-2020, 01:27 AM   #10
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Great job dude!

Love the unsettling sound.
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Great job dude!

Love the unsettling sound.
Thank You! I appreciate it.
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Old 09-17-2020, 04:14 AM   #12
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What a "refreshing" sound in the way that it sounds very well done, but very different from the usual songs found in the forums. It's very hard to catch a certain feeling without making it sound corny or too "home-made".

A thin line that you walked exceptionally well, Sir! Hats off, I would love to hear more like this tune.
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You legit have very distinct, dramatic delivery, recognizable from afar. I'd say it would be marketable (quality-wise it already feels "radio ready"), if there was a market for unsettling stuff like this, not sure how much more overwhelmed people wanna be in 2020
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What a "refreshing" sound in the way that it sounds very well done, but very different from the usual songs found in the forums. It's very hard to catch a certain feeling without making it sound corny or too "home-made".

A thin line that you walked exceptionally well, Sir! Hats off, I would love to hear more like this tune.
Thank you. I appreciate it.
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You legit have very distinct, dramatic delivery, recognizable from afar. I'd say it would be marketable (quality-wise it already feels "radio ready"), if there was a market for unsettling stuff like this, not sure how much more overwhelmed people wanna be in 2020
Thank you. They always just come out this way. I'm not gonna fight it anymore and just release miserable tune after miserable tune. haha
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wow, i like it very much! reminds me, when i was 20 ( 1999) an played in different bands.
Cool stuff man!
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wow, i like it very much! reminds me, when i was 20 ( 1999) an played in different bands.
Cool stuff man!
keep on
Thanks. I'm one year younger than you, so we are from the same era.
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nice song dude,great skill on guitar-arpège !!
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nice song dude,great skill on guitar-arpège !!
Thank you!
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Old 09-20-2020, 07:41 AM   #20
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I made a video with the guitar tabs and lyrics. It's really easy to play. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OiMle7ioW20
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very nice presentation
and great guitar work

congratulations ,.. very 'pro'
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A "clever" song that isn't at all pretentious. You managed to take a fairly simple sequence and make it appear complex - and that isn't a criticism. Like another commenter, I wasn't sure I would like this at the start and then it just grew on me. Great production.
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Just listening now, I like this. I wish I could sing half as well as you This is great stuff.
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Old 09-29-2020, 08:35 AM   #24
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Just listening now, I like this. I wish I could sing half as well as you This is great stuff.
Thank you guys. I appreciate it.
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